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Joining the Conversation: An Exegetical Approach to Ascertaining Contextual Meanings for Low-Frequency Lexemes in the Peshitta Gospels as a Proposal to Benefit the Lexicography of the New Testament

Lewis, Timothy Martin (2015) Joining the Conversation: An Exegetical Approach to Ascertaining Contextual Meanings for Low-Frequency Lexemes in the Peshitta Gospels as a Proposal to Benefit the Lexicography of the New Testament. Doctor of Philosophy thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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      Abstract

      The thesis seeks to ascertain contextual meanings for several low-frequency lexemes in the Peshitta Gospels. It proposes that intratextual exegesis can benefit lexicography, especially in cases where meanings given in current lexicons are unclear in regards to the contexts upon which such meanings are based.

      An exegetical methodology is developed that defers the study of social backgrounds and instead prioritises narrative context for examining Gospel lexemes.

      The thesis grew from an evaluation of the ‘convulsive’ meaning given in KPG for the Peal of ܚܒܛ (Mk: 9:18, 20).

      Twelve low-frequency Syriac lexemes are examined: ܢܳܪܓܳܐ (Mt 3:10//Lk 3:9); ܝܘܽܕ (Mt 5:18); ܣܶܪܛܳܐ (Mt 5:18); ܩܰܛܺܝܢܳܐ (Mt 7:14); ܢܶܩܥܳܐ (Mt 8:20//Lk 9:58); ܡܶܕܪܳܐ (Mt 13:5); Peal of ܫܘܚ (Mt 13:5); Peal of ܥܨܒ (Lk 10:34); Peal of ܚܒܛ (Mk: 9:18, 20); Ethpaal of ܒܥܩ (Mk 9:20); Peal of ܫܚܩ (Mk 9:26; Lk 9:39); and Pael of ܡܥܣ (Lk 9:42).

      Item Type: Theses (Doctor of Philosophy)
      Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
      Keywords (separated by commas): lexicography, low-frequency, lexemes, Gospel, narrative, Peshitta, Syriac, New Testament, contextual meaning, exegetical
      Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
      Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
      Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
      Subject Area(s): B - Biblical Studies, general
      A - Languages
      B - New Testament
      Association with University of Divinity: Whitley College
      Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
      Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2015 15:08
      Last Modified: 22 Sep 2015 15:09
      URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1859

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